Bristol has been home to a range of successful and innovative digital inclusion projects. We have captured our experiences and some of the lessons learned here.

Job opportunity: Head of Bristol Brussels Office, Bristol City Council

by Kevin 17/04/2014 in Bristol

This is a unique opportunity – to become the first official representative of the city of Bristol based primarily in Brussels and offered on a consultancy basis with flexible terms and a competitive package for up to 3 years. The role is focused on European and International funding opportunities as well as the impact of [...]

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16 March deadline for ideas for Energy and Environment Open Data Challenge in Bristol

by Kevin 06/03/2014 in Bristol

Innovators from across Europe have just over a week left to put forward their project ideas for community energy solutions as part of a pioneering Open Data Challenge run by Bristol City Council, Nesta and the Open Data Institute (ODI).
Bristol is acting as the test-bed for the project, which encourages people to use open data to [...]

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Funding available for innovative digital ideas delivering social impact

by Kevin 18/02/2014 in People

Do you have an innovative digital idea with the potential to address a specific societal challenge? Would your idea benefit from financial support for further development? Perhaps CHEST can help you.  CHEST is an EU funded project  focusing on digital social innovation. The project is launching a series of open calls with funding for local [...]

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National Hack the Government Event, 8 and 9 March, London, Bournemouth, Leeds, Glasgow, Exeter

by Kevin 17/02/2014 in Events

Rewired State are hosting the National Hack the Government event at five locations across the Country. The events bring together people from a range of different backgrounds to come up with ideas and then build apps using open data with the goal of improving local and national Government services.
Information about the venues, themes and signing [...]

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South West Microelectronics iNet Spring Funding Competition opens from 1st to 30th April

by Kevin 13/02/2014 in Bristol

South West Microelectronics iNet is looking for innovative companies in the South West to apply for the Microelectronics iNet Funding competition.

Open to SMEs in all industry sectors
Up to £10k grant available
Easy application process, quick decision

The competition is being run to support the innovative use of microelectronics technology in new products and services.
To ensure the application [...]

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PhD Studentships available at University of Bristol through SPHERE project

by Kevin 30/01/2014 in Bristol

The University of Bristol is seeking high calibre engineering or science graduates to undertake an exciting research and development project leading to the creation of a sensor platform for healthcare in a residential environment. There are two PhD vacancies within the SPHERE project, a multidisciplinary team which aims to address the real world health and [...]

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Get IT Together Bristol celebrates a successful second year

by Kerry 24/01/2014 in Bristol

Launched in September 2011, Get IT Together Bristol focuses on increasing digital inclusion in the Bristol area for anyone 55 or over, disabled adults and their adults carers through providing free, basic IT courses.
A video of some of the characters who attended our courses in 2013
A partnership between Bristol City Council, Citizens Online and BT, [...]

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Have you recently finished your doctoral studies in Innovation Management? You could apply for the ISPIM award.

by Kevin 14/01/2014 in Bristol

In order to stimulate the next generation of innovation researchers, ISPIM, John Wiley & Sons and Innovation Leaders are offering prizes worth over EUR 10,000 to the authors of the three best innovation management dissertations from 2013. The deadline for submission to the ISPIM PhD Innovation Management Dissertation Award is 31st January.
Full details of how [...]

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Citywide Wireless Concession Procurement Event, City Hall Bristol, 13 January 2014 from 09:30

by Kevin 30/12/2013 in Bristol

Further to Prior Information Notice 257542-2013, issued on 1st August 2013, Bristol City Council, as lead Authority are seeking to procure wireless concession(s) on behalf of ourselves and neighbouring Authorities – BANES, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset -within the West of England (WoE).
Four Lots have been identified all with the following over arching outcomes:

Availability of [...]

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